Monday, September 5, 2011

Oh, you can't get out backwards. You've got to go forwards to go back.

Willy Wonka always makes me so happy. Isn't it funny how crafting can really be a journey? I have been reluctant to start a blog because my schedule can get so crazy. My social life has about faded into what I can watch on UStream and what can I honestly complete in a weekend's time. I have 5 projects 50-75% completed. I've finished a few others. I have made a pact with myself to complete a project a weekend and to blog about it, so here goes!

I joined the All Things Tim group on Yahoo awhile back because honestly, I'm a groupie. Tim Holtz is my paper crafting hero, and darn it, I'm not ashamed to say it! The grungy, industrial with a touch of vintage look really sings to my soul. I decided to participate in Stephen's 13 Tags of Halloween tag swap. Now, I'm not ashamed to say that as a newbie in All Things Tim and part-time crafter, I am usually a re-creator of someone else's idea. So, I was a little bit nervous joining the swap. But, thanks to Richele Christensen and to the Staff at The Stamper's Corner, I had lots of ideas and materials to work with! Hope you all enjoy my tag and thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

First off, I made molds of Martha Stewart's Skull Candy Mold and used UTEE to make my little friend
Now's your time to shine!
Prep work...

...and more prep work!
Some Distress Rock Candy to highlight my Tag
New Halloween Die from T!m! 
Before and after...what a little bit of distress can do!
I had to do a close up of this little guy...distress stain, black soot distress ink and rock candy. I love the effect!

I used Weathered Wood Distress Stain to color my ribbon and attached both the ribbon and T!m's new die with the Tiny Attacher

He needed a little a bow tie stained with Aged Mahogany to match the tag!
Almost there!
Ta-Da! Notice that I covered up most of the writing except for the Pinks...coincidence? I think NOT!


  1. Wonderful tags. I love them too.

  2. Awsome job! Loved it better in person.
    Great seeing at Stampers Corner today.

  3. And I have them all in my little hot hands... Ok my Big Hot Hands... LOL
    Great Job!

    Love the blog background btw... Great Minds!